Belmont (Metra station)

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Belmont
Station statistics
Address 5000 Belmont Avenue
Downers Grove, Illinois
Coordinates 41°47′43″N 88°02′17″W / 41.7952°N 88.0381°W / 41.7952; -88.0381Coordinates: 41°47′43″N 88°02′17″W / 41.7952°N 88.0381°W / 41.7952; -88.0381
Line(s)
Connections Pace Buses
Grove Commuter Shuttle
Platforms 2 side platforms (1 island platform demolished)
Tracks 3
Parking Yes; Vendors
Other information
Opened 1996
Rebuilt 2010-2012
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone E
Services
Preceding station   Metra   Following station
toward Aurora
BNSF Railway

Belmont Station is one of three railroad stations on Chicago Metra's BNSF Railway Line in Downers Grove, Illinois. The station is on Belmont Avenue 22.9 miles (36.9 km) from Union Station, the east end of the line.[1]

Like Downers Grove's Main Street Station Belmont station has connections to both Pace Buses, and the Village's own Grove Commuter Shuttle. Unlike the stations at Main Street and Fairview Avenue however, Belmont station has parking vendors.

The station underwent major renovations in the late 2000s. In order to reduce level crossing accidents, an underpass was installed. Belmont Road was re-routed underneath the tracks. Demolition began in late 2008, construction started in 2010, and the new underpass and pedestrian tunnel opened in 2012. The $60 million project was funded by Metra, BNSF, DuPage County, and the State of Illinois.[2]

Bus connections[edit]

Pace Bus

  • 821: Woodridge-Belmont Feeder

Grove Commuter Shuttle

  • West Route

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